How To Know When You’ve Outgrown Your IT Provider

Many IT companies specialize in offering services to companies of a specific size. Others are just one person and perfect for a small business just starting out. Still others specialize in offering fully managed services to small businesses and some offer the same to large businesses and even giant corporations.
Some IT providers can grow with you, but oftentimes small businesses outgrow their IT providers. How do you know it’s time to move on?


In-House vs. Outsourced IT: What Is Best for Your Business?

There are no “normal” information technology (IT) requirements for a company in today’s market. Some businesses require extensive information security and attention to compliance requirements. Another may be looking for public cloud solutions. Maybe your business needs all these tools and more, and you aren’t sure where to go with IT services. According to CIO Magazine, an average of 4 to 6 percent of revenue is spent on IT.

With a cost that adds up to this much revenue, having a competent and trustworthy IT team is essential. Once the need for IT specialists is apparent, the question is one of insourcing vs. outsourcing and whether to hire an in-house team or an outsourced team on an as-needed basis.


The Complete Guide To Securing Your Company’s Network

The threats of cybersecurity attacks and hacking aren’t limited to large enterprises. The importance of securing your company’s network could not be understated.
Small and medium-sized businesses frequently face these threats, too. According to a UPS Capital report, small and medium-sized businesses represent almost two-thirds of companies that experience a cybersecurity breach in the United States.
Moreover, data breaches continue to climb and went from just 200 data breaches in 2005 to 1,300 in 2017. With data breaches forecasted to rise, it’s important to be aware of some of the top types of security breaches your company is up against and how to secure your company’s network. Here’s how you can get it done.